View Full Version : iOS 7 icon puzzle

Sep 22, 2013, 07:53 AM
For most built-in apps, the icons in iOS 7 is better designed than iOS 6 (IMHO). However, when the new icons are put together on the home screen, they just look bad.

According to Ive, Apple designed a uniform color palette and a grid system, then how come the final product appear inconsistent and unharmonious?

Maybe it's because some icons are dominated by white, but the rest is not?

Sep 22, 2013, 08:12 AM
IMHO the flat design is great. Only the two icons games center and photo app i feel awkward. Who thinks a photo app icon is made of ellipse arrayed to become like flower. Its apple way breaking the norm? I agree its something new (photo app icon)that competitors never dare to remake.

Sep 22, 2013, 08:29 AM
Apple has no control over other company's icons. It has suggested guidelines but all they can rely on is a company being worried that the user will choose a different similar app because their one doesn't look good on the home screen. I know that when resented with two apps with similr functionality and price, I'll choose the one with the icon or ui I like more.